The Heartland Institute’s Government Relations team and President James Taylor have created six principles for state legislators seeking to protect free speech in light of increased social media censorship. “Political free speech in the United States is under attack. Tech media giants who own and control virtually all social media platforms available to Americans are working together to silence groups with whom they do not agree.” Read the Six Principles Now.
In her latest Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore analyzes the economic effects of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021-2022 budget proposal. Cuomo proposed raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest residents to a whopping 14.7 percent, which would be the highest state and local tax rate in the country. Cuomo should avoid more tax hikes, which will likely drive more residents and businesses out of the Empire State. Read Now.
In a new Research & Commentary, Tim Benson analyzes legislation in the Kentucky Senate that would establish an education saving account (ESA) program for low-income Kentucky children. With an ESA, state education funds allocated for a child are placed in a parent-controlled savings account. Parents could then use a state-provided debit card to access the funds to pay for the resources chosen for their child’s unique educational program. Read Now.
In a recent article, Heartland President James Taylor analyzes a Colorado College poll prominently in the news that claims there is growing concern about climate change among those in the American West. However, the mainstream liberal media ignored that the pollsters sampled more than twice as many Democrats as Republicans, inherently skewing the integrity of the poll. Read Now.
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